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May 8, 2008

College of Arts and Sciences receives grant

The College of Arts and Sciences received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to be used for the Undergraduate International Studies and a Foreign Language Program. The grant will enrich the existing international education programs by incorporating the study of Asia. The funding will be dispersed over two years: $89,000 the first year and $82,000 the second year. The program will create a new area of learning for research and scholarship opportunities for faculty and students and will set in place co-curricular and extra-curricular activities focusing on Asian topics and issues.

Use of D2L extended until June

The East Texas Circuit Court judge that ruled against Desire2Learn in a patent infringement case has agreed to extend the deadline of use for the infringing versions of the software to be used until June 11. UWRF will continue to use D2L through the end of the term without interruption. D2L will then be upgraded to a version that does not infringe on Blackboard patents before the summer term begins.

Lunch & Learn’ to be offered for UWRF staff

The next “Lunch & Learn” will be offered from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. by the Classified Employee Development Committee May 14, in the St. Croix River Room of the University Center. “Gardening—Getting Your Garden Beds Ready” will be presented by Diana Alfuth, Pierce County horticulture extension agent. All UW-River Falls staff are welcome to attend. Those interested can register for this free offering by May 12, with Doreen Cegielski at (715)-425-3704 or doreen.m.cegielski@uwrf.edu.

Falcon Foods has end of semester sale

Falcon Foods’ end of the semester sale will be going until May 16. The store will be closed for the summer so it is time to clear out product. The sale is for dairy products only. These include whatever ice cream is in stock in pints, quarts and half gallon sizes, and retail cuts of cheese (Cobblestone Red will not be available). The sale price is 15 percent off the original. Supplies are limited. It is located in Room 149 of the Food Science Building.

New group promotes Islamic culture, tradition

UW-River Falls faculty and staff can learn more about the Sisters and Brothers of Islam, UWRF’s newest student organization, from noon-1 p.m., May 9 in the Alumni Room of South Hall. The group was created to help provide and promote wider understanding of Islamic culture and tradition within the campus community, officers and members of SBI look forward to sharing information on upcoming events and activities. Tea and traditional dessert pastries will be served. Contact Carolyn Brady at (715)-425-0683.